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Denied Access when installing RubyGems for the first time

Kristen's Avatar


02 Sep, 2014 06:02 PM

When running the command gem install rubygems-update I get an error:

Fetching: rubygems-update-2.4.1.gem (100%)
ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::FilePermissionError)
    You don't have write permissions for the /Library/Ruby/Gems/2.0.0 directory.

How do obtain write permissions so that I can complete my install?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Evan Phoenix on 10 Sep, 2014 06:15 PM

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    You need to run "sudo gem update" since /Library is a system path.

  2. Evan Phoenix closed this discussion on 10 Sep, 2014 06:15 PM.

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